Promotes Bur-Mil Rayon Fabrics (at great length). Betty Furness who runs a fashion show Storyline: (1912) Two little girls fantasize about their clothes and husbands. Wedding takes place. Girl is born. Headline: WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE WINS. Wife sews a dress for a dance. She starts crying: "I guess the style is alright, but the material it's so thin, dull, lifeless." Bob offers to buy her one of those imported Paris numbers. Wife longs for "fabrics of the future," as seen in magazine ads. Little girl missing most four front teeth. Mother telling story to little girl, story of the prince coming to take her away. The woman is transported into the future where she sees a department store full clothing in rayon fabrics that she oohs and aahs over. Much discussion of tests given to rayon; tensile strength color fastness, wear etc. Early example of CBS live television broadcast (early 1940's), Betty Furness appears to host live fashion show. CBS announcers and cameras. How to wash rayon. Models do various kinds of calisthenics which show their slips don't "ride up" on them. models lounge in lingerie bridal kiss
Produced by Burnet Lamont; Directed by William Clemens, Photography: William Steiner; Sound Engineer: Malcolm Williams; Film Editor:John Wilson; Fashion Director: Marlowe Hall; Fashion Dialog: Lois Peters. CAST: Gloria Willis, Robert Gist, Jane Earle; Jane Randolph; Betty Furness
June 10, 2014 Subject:
We're going to have to ask you to leave.
OK, once again, you just dont know what the heck youre going to view next in Ricks Fun Film Factory, and this film about rayon fabric, just goes beyond the mere bizarre and jets off into delirious territory.
This awful movie takes its time getting there though. The film bizarrely starts off with the main character named Molly as a kid wondering about the man she'll marry, fast forward to her marriage to the curiously playmobil shellacked haired Bob. Fast forward again to them living in somewhat happy domesticity. I say somewhat because Molly is forced to wear older fashions, she hasnt a thing to wear, and all the silk is so expensive! Honestly, why all of this backstory? It's not needed at all!
After putting her kid to bed, the loonieness really kicks in when all of a sudden a dream voice or something leads our lead character into the future (oh yeah, this film takes place in the 1920's) soon she's at a department store getting into, well, a lengthy conversation about why Bur-Mil fabrics are so much better than all the others. Such a conversation today would probably get you thrown out. Anyways, soon after more conversation about this wonder fabric comes the REAL gaga moment, and one of the better Prelinger moments on here. She goes to a huge soundstage IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DEPARTMENT STORE (well it's a dream, so ok), where there's a fashion show, featuring a bride (who happens to be Molly!) and soon she's sat on a throne (??) and the host of show blurts out the theme of this fashion show is LINGERIE! So all the models strip down to their skivvies and uhhh start showing them off. And THEN, (there's more) younger, like 16-17 year olds I think, start showing off THEIR lingerie. Holy cow! The whole thing ends when Molly wakes up, wow, why can't I have dreams like that?
The production level of this is VERY strange. The color is just a wee bit odd.. The women (including the young girls) are all wearing too red lipstick in almost every shot, and the whole thing is mostly out of focus.
Perfect for a MUST SEE on this site! This (especially the second half) has to be seen to be believed.